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Falahari Baba booked for raping 21-year-old girl

21 Sep 2017 | Written by Sneha Bengani; Edited by Shiladitya Ray
Alwar's Falahari Baba booked for raping disciple

Weeks after Dera Sacha Sauda leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim was convicted of raping two disciples, another self-styled godman, Falahari Maharaj, has been booked for raping a 21-year-old devotee.

The girl, a law intern from Bilaspur, has alleged that the 58-year-old baba raped her at his Alwar ashram on August 7.

She had visited the ashram to offer him her first stipend, Rs. 3,000.

In context: Alwar's Falahari Baba booked for raping disciple

21 Sep 2017Falahari Baba booked for raping 21-year-old girl

Ram Rahim conviction has opened up Pandora's box

The victim said she took heart from Ram Rahim's conviction last month and decided to speak up. She subsequently lodged an FIR, saying the baba raped her on the pretext of making her a judge. The Chattisgarh police took the case on September 11.
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Baba admitted in hospital due to high blood pressure

DetailsBaba admitted in hospital due to high blood pressure

The police hasn't been able to talk to Kaushlendra Prapannacharya Falahari Maharaj yet because he is admitted in an Alwar hospital due to "high blood pressure."

Apparently, the baba- who reportedly eats only fruits, so "Falahari"- had helped the girl get an internship in Delhi under a senior lawyer. Her parents, who have been devout followers for decades, had asked her to visit him.

24 Sep 2017Falahari Baba arrested after cops find no health issues

Rajasthan's famed 'Falahari Baba' was arrested on Saturday afternoon on charges of raping a 21 year-old on 7th August.

The self-styled Godman had admitted himself to a hospital days before, citing high blood pressure.

Police, however, conducted their own medical examination on him at a government hospital.

Finding reports to be normal, they arrested him and sent him to 15 days judicial custody.

Medical tests falsify Falahari Baba's claims of ill health

"In the medical tests conducted on Falahari Baba, his ECG, Sugar and Blood Pressure have been found to be normal," said Paras Jain, Alwar's Additional Superintendent of Police.

Fake babasThe man behind the list of 'fake babas' goes missing

Meanwhile, Mohan Das, an Akhil Bhartiya Akhara Parishad member, is missing. He last boarded a train from Haridwar to Kalyan, Mumbai.

Earlier this month, he had released a list of 14 "fake babas," putting under scanner high-profile godmen of dubious reputation. It warned people to beware of such "miscreants".

Other than Ram Rahim and Asaram Bapu, the list also included Radhe Maa and Rampal.